“There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able—but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

I Corinthians 10:13

Sometimes in life it seems as though

Our burdens are too heavy to bear;

They weigh us down and rob our joy

And it seems that no one notices or cares.

Just when it seems we’re about to make it

And will get some breathing room,

Another trial will come our way—

Intent on causing our doom.

We want to scream and holler “Why?!?”

When we experience such tribulation;

It seems unfair in light of all the good we’ve done

That we should get such meager consolation.

But then within us we hear His Voice,

So tender and filled with love,

“Take heart, My child, for I am near

And will give you grace to rise above.

“Although right now your path may seem steep,

With many troubles along the way,

Keep trusting in My sufficient grace

That will help you throughout the day.

“In burdens, I’m your constant Friend,

To help you when weighed down;

Cast on Me every one of your cares—

There’s no need to wear a frown.

“And when your heart is aching so much

With sorrow, pain or fear,

Just remember that I am Immanuel

And am always very near.

“So, trust in Me, my precious child,

For I truly know the path that is best;

Though filled with toil, pressures and trials

You’ll always find sufficient grace for the test.”

by Tom Smith